Successful health equity strategies address both upstream and downstream drivers. Organizations shouldn’t conflate health equity “activity” with success. Measurable impact should be the True North.

Dr. Yele Aluko

EY Americas Chief Medical Officer

Proven MD/MBA physician executive and corporate leader with astute clinical and business healthcare industry expertise and insight.

Dr. Yele Aluko is the EY Americas Chief Medical Officer in the Business Consulting Health sector. He is a proven physician executive and leader, with 25 years of clinical and administrative health system experience prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP in 2016.

He is a former structural heart cardiologist and senior vice president of heart and vascular services at a 15-hospital integrated regional health care system in the southeast USA. His responsibilities included governance of an enterprise-wide clinical strategy overseeing cardiovascular service line vision, growth, clinical integration, physician alignment and standardization of clinical, operational and business processes.

How Yele is building a better working world

As a career-long health equity practitioner, Yele advocates purposefully within and outside the health industry value chain to help advance health equity in the US. His work focuses on health equity activation, helping business leaders, health executives and other relevant ecosystem stakeholders across the working world gain deeper insights, beyond the moral imperative, into the business case supporting health equity. As such, he helps CEOs and other C-suite leaders rethink long-term value, through the lens of health equity.

Yele is also the founder and leader of the EY Center for Health Equity. His upstream focus on the political and social determinants of health drives the Center’s differentiated approach to designing downstream and collaborative health equity strategies for employers, governments, payers, providers, life sciences and community-based organizations, and others.

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